AKA The reduction of Dubrovna, Fight #6
It's 1135 on 2 July 1990 and Battlegroup Elias is on the verge of completing its mission to take the Cronistrian town of Dubrovna. 1st Platoon had made the initial breach into the city, and 2nd Platoon expanded it, with heavy fighting to take the 'Old Town' portion of the city. 3rd Platoon passed through them, clearing the balance of Dubrovna. 3rd Platoon finds the going easy, particularly as they're able to make use of a couple AMX-10RCs in the wider boulevards of the newer sections of town. A couple 105mm rounds into a building makes believers rather quickly, so 3rd Platoon found itself primarily responsible for searching prisoners and shuttling them to the rear. However, as they reached the edge of town the AMXs were called off to deal with some enemy armor spotted to the south, and the Platoon Commander heard a flurry of rifle shots up ahead, from the area of 3rd Squad, the platoon's point element. Seems there were a few hardliners holed up in an old, bombed out industrial plant.
This is my brand spankin' new piece of terrain from Novus design, and it's fantastic. It took me a full day to paint and wash, but it looks great and I'm happy to have it. I have another large piece like this from Novus, but so far I've only found time to prime it. Lotta work ahead of me still.
Team Leader: Corporal Lira
SAW Gunner: LCpl Galban
Assistant Gunner: PFC Aguilar
Scout: Private Salazar
Team Leader: Corporal Lupe
SAW Gunner: LCpl Garcia
Assistant Gunner: PFC Abrera
Scout: Private Solis
Now ist der time on Shprockets ven ve danse!!! The boy rolls, the Cubans have won initiative and start the fight.
Sorry, I tried a 'ground level' shot, not sure it worked...
The suppressed Communist at bottom right self rallies and is back in the fight.
*On a game note, I don't know that that's ever happened before. I don't like it; from now on, subordinates may not move up to rally their boss, he has to use an activation to self rally. I think. I dunno, I must ponder this. Maybe if it's not so much a guy coming to check on him, but more of a buddy moving up to lay down fire on the bad guy(s) that has the leader suppressed/pinned so he can get his marbles together. But we used a 'scurry' on Garcia to move to Cpl Lupe and rally him without drawing react fire, and it didn't feel right.
I shouldn't have, pinned guys aren't supposed to be able to use reaction fire, but I figure this guy is desperate, and I want a fight, so I let him.
*See Ivan, this is why nothing is a gimme, you always make the roll ;)
Mopping up operations continued for a couple more hours, but Captain Elias called in to Task Force Galban Headquarters to declare Hill 489 and Dubrovna secured as of 1730 local time on 2 July 1990. Mission accomplished, lots of fun. I hope you guys had half as much fun as the boy did. But it's high time he and I get back to some 'opposed' games, vice 'co-op' games. He's getting a bit big for his britches, basically declaring after both the last two fights that he did all the work.
I am not exactly sure what we're going to play yet, but the weekend is coming and we'll be playing something, so stay tuned.